Swansea City Wiretap

Steve Cooper Departs As Manager Of Swansea

Jul 21, 2021 5:16 PM

Steve Cooper has left his post as manager of Swansea. Cooper led Swansea to successive Championship play-off finishes but made clear his concerns over the direction of the club.

Cooper said “it feels like a good time for all parties to make a change” and Swansea’s chief executive, Julian Winter, pointed to the head coach’s contract situation. “We felt as a club that the situation needed clarity and with a new season edging closer, the mutual nature of this decision allows both parties a chance to look forward,” he said.

Ben Fisher/The Guardian

Tags: Swansea City, Misc Rumor

Swansea Appoint England U-17 Coach As New Manager

Jun 10, 2019 7:20 PM

Steve Cooper has been named the new manager at Swansea following his success with England at the U-17 level.

Though Cooper lacks experience at the senior level, his playing philosophy with the U-17's is in tune with the "Swansea way."

Cooper has drawn comparisons to Brendan Rodgers. 

Stuart James/Football Guardian

Tags: Swansea City, Terms Agreement

Manchester United To Sign Daniel James

Jun 6, 2019 3:02 PM

Daniel James is set to sign with Manchester United from Swansea for a deal that could be worth up to $22 million.

The 21-year-old James will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first signing this summer.

James, known for his pace, became a viral sensation after covering 84 yards in 8.48 seconds in a goal against Brentford in the FA Cup. 

Stuart James/Football Guardian

Tags: Manchester United, Swansea City, Official Transfer

Graham Potter To Take Over Brighton Vacancy

May 18, 2019 10:32 PM

Brighton and Hove Albion are ready to announce Graham Potter as their new manager.

The club are currently negotiating a buyout with Swansea, Potter's current club. Brighton fired Chris Hughton after finished 17th in the league.

Potter lead Swansea to a 10th place finish in the Championship.

Stuart James/The Guardian

Tags: Brighton & Hove Albion, Swansea City, Misc Rumor

Swansea City Hires Carlos Carvalhal As Manager

Dec 28, 2017 9:30 AM

Carlos Carvalhal has been hired as manager of Swansea City.

Carvalhal left Sheffield Wednesday by mutual consent on Christmas Eve.

Carvalhal succeeds Paul Clement, who was sacked a little over two weeks ago.

Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, said: “We are very pleased with the appointment. We felt we needed to get the managerial situation resolved as soon as possible and while the timing is not always perfect, we can look forward to the second half of the campaign with renewed optimism.

Stuart James/The Guardian

Tags: Swansea City, Misc Rumor

Swansea Agrees To Loan Deal With Bayern For Renato Sanches

Aug 30, 2017 12:05 PM

Swansea has agreed upon a loan deal with Bayern Munich for Renato Sanches.

Sanches joined Bayern last summer from Benfica for €35 million.

Swansea will give Sanches more regular playing time than Bayern can offer.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Bayern Munich, Swansea City, Loan, Misc Rumor

Everton Buys Gylfi Sigurdsson For Club-Record $58M

Aug 15, 2017 3:35 PM

Everton has agreed upon a £45 million ($58 million) transfer with Swansea City for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Sigurdsson will become Everton's record signing, beating the £31.8 million they paid Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku in 2014.

Ronald Koeman had been pursuing Sigurdsson for several weeks.


Tags: Everton, Swansea City, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Everton Determined To Sign Gylfi Sigurdsson From Swansea

Jul 11, 2017 3:47 PM

Ronald Koeman is determined to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City.

Swansea placed a £50 million price tag on Sigurdsson.

Leicester City also showed interest in signing Sigurdsson.

The Welsh club have adopted a bullish approach over Sigurdsson’s future amid mounting speculation over the last six weeks.

Stuart James/The Guardian

Tags: Everton, Swansea City, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Swansea Seeking $64M For Gylfi Sigurdsson

Jul 10, 2017 11:16 AM

Swansea have put a £50 million ($64 million) price tag on Gylfi Sigurdsson with Everton and Leicester City expressing interest.

The 27-year-old playmaker had nine Premier League goals and 13 assists.

It was understood Swansea wanted at least £40 million if they were to sell Sigurdsson when the summer began, but the increase on the market has them elevating their price.

Sigurdsson has three years left on his contract having signed a new deal last August.

Press Association

Tags: Everton, Leicester City, Swansea City, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Chelsea Seeks Deal For Fernando Llorente

Jan 6, 2017 10:02 AM

Chelsea hope to sign Fernando Llorente in January as Antonio Conte sees him as the perfect backup at striker for Diego Costa.

Chelsea are interested in securing him on loan or on a permanent basis but are aware that they face a struggle.

Llorente joined Swansea from Sevilla last summer and the Welsh club’s new manager, Paul Clement, only has Borja Bastón – the club record signing who has scored only once in 12 games – and the 20-year-old Oliver McBurnie to lead the line and is highly unlikely to sanction a sale or a loan deal for Llorente unless another striker is signed.

Chelsea signed Michy Batshuayi in the summer for £33.2 million but he's only been used sparingly and even sat on Boxing Day when Costa was suspended.

Fabrizio Romano/The Guardian

Tags: Chelsea, Swansea City, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Swansea Hires Paul Clement As Manager
Paul Clement has served as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Chelsea, Paris Saint‑Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern.

Ben Fisher/The Guardian

Swansea Fires Bob Bradley As Manager
Swansea had wanted to give Bradley the January transfer window to strengthen the squad but the loss to West Ham was viewed as a gamechanger.

Stuart James/The Guardian

Chelsea, Arsenal Rank In Top-5 In EPL In Goals Scored, Allowed
Chelsea and Arsenal are the only two clubs to rank in the top-5 in both goals scored and goals allowed.

RealGM Staff Report

Bob Bradley Hired As Manager Of Swansea City
Bob Bradley will inherit a Swansea side that sits 17th in the table, outside the relegation zone only on goal difference.

Stuart James/The Guardian

Swansea Expected To Target Ryan Giggs
Swansea has won just one of their opening five Premier League matches and have been knocked out of the EFL Cup.

Peter O'Rourke/ESPN

EPL Clubs Spend Record $1.55 Billion On Transfers During Summer
Thirteen clubs broke their own transfer records as they continue to benefit from a £5.1 billion television deal.


Swansea Buy Borja Baston From Atleti For $20.1M
Borja Baston is a product of the Atlético academy but has spent the past five seasons out on loan.

The Guardian

West Ham Buys Andre Ayew From Swansea For $26.7M
Andrew Ayew scored 12 goals in the Premier League for Swansea last season.

Press Association

Swansea Agree To Sign Fernando Llorente From Sevilla
Sevilla were keen to sell Fernando Llorente having made him one of their highest earners when he arrived on a free transfer last summer.

Press Association

Arsenal-Liverpool On Opening EPL Weekend, Manchester Derby On Sept. 10
Arsenal will host Liverpool on the opening weekend of the 16-17 English Premier League season.


Swansea Hope To Hire Marcelo Bielsa As Manager
Marcelo Bielsa has managed Argentina, Chile, Athletic Bilbao and Marseille in his last four positions.

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David Moyes Not Interested In Swansea City Job
Swansea fired Garry Monk earlier this week and Moyes is a free agent after being fired himself by Real Sociedad last month.

Press Association

EPL Has Fewest Number Of Club Trained Players In History
Research shows 11.7 percent of players in the Premier League graduated from their current club's academy, a drop of 2.1 percent from 201

The Guardian

Andre Ayew Near Top Of Klopp's Transfer Wish List
Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of Andre Ayew and twice tried to sign him when he was in charge of Dortmund.

Pete O'Rourke/ESPN

EPL Clubs Make 1st Profit In 16 Years As FFP Rules Kick In
The regulations led to players’ pay increasing by only around 5.5 percent, while overall income boomed by 22 percent.

David Conn/The Guardian

Premier League Sells UK TV Rights For $7.84 Billion
The English Premier League television rights to the United Kingdom have been sold for £5.136 billion ($7.84 billion USD).

Charlie Eccleshare/Telegraph

City Agrees To £30M Transfer With Swansea For Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony has scored 25 goals at striker for Swansea.

Sky Sports

EPL Clubs Charge Up To $940 For Kids To Be Mascots
11 Premier League teams, including Tottenham, ask a fee for being a mascot on matchday.

James Riach/The Guardian

Sam Allardyce Chose Andy Carroll Over Wilfried Bony
Sam Allardyce passed up the opportunity to sign Wilfried Bony for West Ham United, buying Andy Carroll instead.

Press Association

Premier League Considering Playing 38th Game Abroad
In an era when all are eyeing overseas commercial revenues as their number one engine of growth, the thought of a “real” league match abroad is very appealing.

Owen Gibson/The Guardian

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